Never one to be constrained by musical genres, multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Adam Gibbons (AKA Lack of Afro) has taken it up several notches with his sixth studio record, Jack of All Trades, a multi-genre tour de force that combines soul, funk, hip-hop, disco, rock and everything in-between, all wrapped up in his signature chunky production to create arguably his finest work to date.
The album is blessed with some incredible vocal performances. Regular collaborator Elliott Cole, Nick Corbin (formally of New Street Adventure), ex I Am Giant vocalist Ed Martin, Wax & Herbal T, Alyssa Marie, Camila Recchio, Juliette Ashby & Emma Noble are all on scintillating form on an album that is crammed full of infectious hooks, top musicianship, and more importantly, vibe by the bucketload.
Packed full of beautiful horns and lush strings (and all recorded onto tape through a 1970s mixing desk), Jack of All Trades is Adam doing what he does best and then some – blending the old and new to come up with a crossover classic that’s entirely his own, whilst all the while ensuring that the songwriting takes centre stage.
19 August- Sunrise Celebration Festival, Hereford